Worship at Church Street

In Person at 900 Henley Street: Sundays at 8:30 and 11 am

Rejoice! on YouTube: Sundays at 11 am (Link or watch below).

All ages are welcome at our services. Children’s Worship is available for children ages 4 through second grade, and our nursery is available for those age 3 and under. More about children at Church Street here.

At Church Street UMC, worship is a central part of our life together. We gather together as a community to worship God with traditions of beautiful classical music, timely liturgies and prayers, holy communion (celebrated the first Sunday of each month), baptism (all ages), contemporary preaching, and interactive rituals. Our hope is to experience the mystery and joy of God’s presence so that we may go into the world to share God’s message of love through the witness of our lives.

hearing aid iconIf you need hearing assistance during our worship services, please see an usher for information or borrow a hearing device that is connected to an amplified hearing system in the nave. You can prepare in advance for using the hearing system in the nave by downloading this brochure with instructions.

Special Services

Special and seasonal services are offered throughout the year to observe the high holy days of the Christian year, primarily during Advent and Lent.

Parking at Church Street

Sunday Parking: Our most accessible lot is located on Cumberland Avenue, on the north side of the church, next to the Knoxville Convention Center. We ask that this lot be reserved for visitors, those with mobility issues, and families with small children. There are also a limited number of spaces in front of the church for visitors and special needs guests. There is also parking located on lower Hill Avenue, next to the Christian Life Center, and in the Cumberland Avenue parking lot below the special needs parking.

For Members and Visitors: First and most importantly, church members and visitors are always welcome to park at the church. If you are a member, please make sure to obtain your parking decal and display it in the lower driver’s side corner of your windshield. Decals are available in the church’s main office or by calling 865-524-3048.

Football Parking:

Church Street UMC provides season parking passes for and limited drive-up parking for all UT home football game days. All funds support our Youth Ministry and its mission projects and our Youth Choir Ministry. 

FOOTBALL PARKING at CSUMC: Please note that all season parking lots are fully SOLD OUT for the 2024 home game season. If you wish to be notified of opening times for our “drive-up” lot, or to be placed on the Wait List for 2025 season parking, or both, please send an email to footballparking@churchstreetumc.org.

Our Football Parking office is closed until mid-June or early July, but we will respond to any emails in the order received when we re-open this summer. GO VOLS!

Worship Times

Sundays, 8:30 am and 11 am (Nave), 11 am (Rejoice! on YouTube)

Children ages 3 and under are welcome in our nursery during both in-person worship services, and children ages 4 through 2nd grade are invited to join their grown-ups in the nave at the beginning of in-person worship until Moments with All God’s Children, about halfway through the order of worship. They may either stay with their grown-ups for the duration of the service, or they may exit with Ms. Katryn for Children’s Worship in our Education Building, where their grown-up may pick them up at the end of the worship service.

More information about Sunday School for adults here and children here.